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Old school jazz enthusiast and novice alike, this record is exclusively for you guys. New comer Kevin Coelho organist extraordinaire debuts with “FUNKENGRUVEN: The Joy of Driving a B3.” This young man can absolutely burn, he comfortably rejuvenates the spirit and groove of legends like Earland, Smith, McDuff and many more. If soul jazz is your thang, be sure and check out this emerging new artist! –Rob Young | Urban Flux Media

Kevin Coelho, FUNKENGRUVEN . The Joy of Driving a B3

Kevin Coelho -][- FUNKENGRUVEN: The Joy of Driving a B3 – [ALLEGRO CHICKEN COUP, 2012] –

Discovered and produced by B3 monster Tony Monaco, here comes a 16-year-old organ phenom! Organ prodigy Kevin Coelho started piano study at age six. Over the years, his teachers have included Randy Masters, Wil Blades, and Tony Monaco. He has attended master classes with Bennet Pastor, Larry Goldings, Taylor Eigsti, Joshua Redman, Ndugu Chancler, and Tooty & Jimmy Heath.

Winner of the Stanford Jazz Workshop Shape of Jazz to Come Award. Performed at the 2011 San Jose Jazz Festival with his group The Groove Messengers, and is scheduled to perform at the 2012 San Jose Jazz Festival and the 2012 Luna Pier Bootleggers & Blues Festival.

Derek DeCenzo is the regular guitarist for Hammond B3 masters Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd. Reggie Jackson, a Columbus native, is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor s degree in music performance. In college, the drummer began working with recording artist Kim Pensyl and was later hired by jazz legend Diane Schuur. He has also worked with several underground hip-hop artists, which led to his work with Aftermath recording artist Truth Hurts. -[Editorial Review | Amazon]-

Produced by Tony Monaco

Performances July 22nd at Luna Pier Bootlegggers and Blues Festival and August 12 at San Jose Jazz Festival!

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